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May 14th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I'm Ashley, I'm 29 years old. I've been married for 18 months and have a wonderful step son out of the deal. I weighed 166lbs when I moved to the USA, 192 5m later when we got married, and 232 in April of this year.

I'm of the easily injured. The number of injuries I've dealt with in the last 15 years is outrageous. I'm starting to suspect there is an underlying issue as no matter how far out from injury I am, the pain has NEVER fully gone away. Hands, feet, neck, shoulder, hips... all still hurt after their respective injury.

Most recently I pulled half of my Achilles out of my hee, destabilized my sub talor joint, sprained the ankle and tore the ligaments in the foot. All from slipping on a bag at work. Thankfully they covered the bills. I spent 5 weeks in a cam walker boot, 10 weeks in physio, and probably would still be in PT had the specialist not decided I was just being a baby. My PT thought other wise, but alas we don't have insurance so I don't have many other options.

I've only recently (as in the last few weeks) been able to go for walks. I couldn't even go Grocery shopping and do a full trip. I worked retail so I needed to be on my feet, anything other than work meant more unnecessary pain.. and I gave up. Dh told me to quit the job, it wasn't worth it (and it was killing us in taxes). Now that I'm not on my feet at work, I'm able to put the energy into exercise.

I have reflux/gerd. My Ob isn't sure exactly how to classify it, and since we pay out of pocket, there isn't much we can afford to figure it out. I take prilosec every day, and things have greatly improved. I went from eating 1000 calories at night to sleep 4-6 hours.. to a slimfast and maybe a banana or two if the night is a really bad one, and sleep 8-10. The more weight that comes off, the better it seems to be getting. So I'm hoping that continues.. I'd like to eat when hungry, not eat because it makes my stomach feel better. I've tried "toughing it out", and the result was 3 days with no sleep.. I'd rather the extra calories and need to work out a bit more.

We have been TTC for the last 15 months, with a few miscarriages (which are being contributed to my Thyroid levels being in the 20's). I decided that since my hubby is away working I would take advantage of the metabolism boost thanks to the thyroid meds and try and lose some weight. I'm 5 weeks into it, and I'm down almost 10lbs. I'm h oping as the weather continues to improve that I'll be able to get in more walking. I'd prefer to be swimming, as our complex has a pool, but they discourage Solo swimming and I don't want to get in trouble... so I need to get up the nerve to go over. The laundry facilities are in the same building, and it would REALLY suck to lose our access key.

So that's me in a nut shell. I've long accepted I'm not going to be in perfect shape or run a marathon (I've never enjoyed running anyway, even when I was in shape), but being able to tie my shoes, scratch my own back and keep up with the kiddo's will honestly be good enough for me. Wouldn't mind my step kid being able to give me a hug and his hands touch behind me either.
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May 15th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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Hey you! It took me a few seconds to figure out who you were with your new screen name. LOL. It sounds like you've had a rough time with injuries and I can relate with your insurance issues. We have a very high deductible so we pretty much pay everything out of pocket. Have you heard of glucosamine? I was having issues with elbow pain every time I worked out and I started taking glucosamine (it's for joint health) and it made a huge difference. It took a while before I could tell a difference but now my elbow doesn't hurt when I work out.

Welcome back to the board! I can't wait to hear about your progress.
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May 15th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Welcome! Great job with the 10 pounds you've lost so far!! I have arthritis so it can be hard for me with pain too....I usually end up having to take an anti-inflammatory....but always as a last resort to the pain. My doc recommended glucosamine but I admittedly haven't tried it yet. I have always heard good things about it though. Ugh...medical insurance is such a pain!! I hope things get better for you. I'm a walker myself. Less injuries....usually.
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May 15th, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Welcome back to the board! Congrats on the 10 pounds lost so far! I have a couple lingering injuries that still bug me now and then. In college, I slightly dislocated both kneecaps (at different times) and as a result, stretched out the ligaments in my knees. My knees have made terrible crunching noises ever since. I started taking glucosamine and it has helped tremendously! Like Patty said, it took a while (about a month for me) for it to really kick in, but my knees feel so much better!
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May 15th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Welcome! Congrats on the 10lbs! Keep up the good work!
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May 15th, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Welcome Congrats on the 10lbs! Hope things continue to improve for you, you've done fantastic so far!!!
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May 15th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Yea for the 10lbs lost! keep it up. I'm new to this board also and am already enjoying the motivation these ladies give!
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May 15th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Thanks girls. And yes Patty, to keep TTC on the down low from IRL friends who have JM accounts, I changed my screen name from ~Tithen~ last spring yeah it's been that long since I've been here.

I took glucosamine as a teen. I might have to start it again. But I'm going to have to find it in either a liquid or a gummy, cause I absolutely refuse to swallow another dang pill. I take 13 pills a day now, and 14 a day after 4dpo.... I just can't take anymore! I swear, my morning pills are like a meal in them-self!



I just got back from being in the pool with my step kiddo and his mom. I did 630 yards worth of laps... (it's a 15 yard long pool), and then chased him around for 90 minutes. I'm so tired, and so sore. But, I feel SOOOOOOO good. Only fitness people will understand that.
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Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
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Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
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